Ai Jing - LOVELY GOLD
A touching story
A very old and very sick lady burst into tears when she saw her son again after four years. This was her sole remaining wish, ever since she had been sick and bedridden for a year. (Her most
ardent wish had finally come true).
Now that she could hold the last of her nine children in her arms, she could calmly and happily say goodbye to this world. But she did not give up. She continued to fight her illness and her severe backaches. She wanted to enjoy the ten days that her son could stay in Hong Kong and she wanted to see him and her other children every day and talk to them.
She was a remarkable, strong mother, who had used all her energy for the good of her children. As a farmer, she had carried 100kg of vegetables with bamboo sticks on her shoulders, for 5 km to the market every day. With her hard-earned money, she could feed and bring up her children. Later she also willingly gave her savings if one of her children married or needed money.